6 Things You Need to Give Up To Be Healthy

Here's a few things you should give up if you’re trying to commit to a healthier lifestyle:

  1. Workouts you dread. If you're constantly doing workouts you can't stand, it's time to throw in the towel (literally) and start a workout routine you can actually tolerate.
  2. Eliminating entire categories of food. Instead of eliminating one food category, cut out a few food items from each one.
  3. Thinking in terms of calories. Calories are just part of the story. You should also consider how much water you're drinking, your sleep habits and your daily stress level.
  4. Punishing yourself for slipping up. Don't get down on yourself if you don't stick to your plan. Everyone slips up from time to time.
  5. Ignoring the need for recovery. If you're suffering from muscle soreness post-workout, take a breather from aggressive physical activity. You need rest!
  6. Choosing workouts based on what you want to look like. Target all parts of your body instead of just one. Try a few differing workouts, too!

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